|The scholars' companion and ball-room vade mecum ... With hints and instructions respecting toilet, deportment,&c., &c. ... - Thomas Hillgrove ...|
This manual was reissued in 1858 under the title Hillgrove's scholars' companion and ball-room guide ..., and formed the basis for a similar publication, A complete practical guide to the art of dancing, published in 1863. Typical of many nineteenth-century dance manuals, little of the text originated from the pen of New York dancing master Thomas Hillgrove. Instead, much is borrowed from previously published manuals...
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|A complete practical guide to the art of dancing. Containing descriptions of all fashionable and approved dances, full directions for calling the figures, the amount of music required; hints on etiquette, the toilet, etc. - Thomas Hillgrove ...|
New York dancing master Hillgrove acknowledges that he has "availed himself of all the books from which he might elicit any valuable information." Indeed, very little of the manual is original. Divided into six parts, Hillgrove discusses the benefits of dance, dress, deportment and etiquette in the ballroom and the supper room. The second part focuses on bows and courtesies, positions of the feet, and provides exercises for the feet and legs...
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